Discover new charms of unique Japanese vestiges that remain in shopping arcades
Once the heart of Atami, many tourists crowded the streets of Ginza Atami. At the entrance of the intersection to the shopping arcade is the Atami Chamber of Commerce building, which was originally a bank until 1975. The dignified retro building still has the flavour of days past. Additionally, at the entrance of uptown remains a long-established confectionery shop from the Atami Fire of 1950. The building remains the same as it was when it was built in 1947 and continues to do business.
Walking around the Ginza shopping district, you will find shops that sell dried fish from the eaves, a coffee shop that remains the same as when it started business in 1959 and many other scenes of Japan that remain the same as days past. Recently, a café built from local materials and a guest house that provides a meeting place for locals and visitors to come together have brought about a feel of renovation to the area.